Organization, Partners Finding the Best Way to Help Our Communities
HARTFORD, CT -- United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut announced today that $253,000 will be awarded to 11 nonprofit organizations in an effort to help programs maintain current service levels in light of reductions in public funding.
The awards will reduce disruption in services by early childhood education and after-school program providers, homeless shelters and domestic violence organizations.
“It’s important that preschoolers, youth and those needing basic human services not be harmed by reductions in public funding,” said Paula S. Gilberto, President and CEO, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. “In order for our nonprofit partners to continue providing the same level of services and supports, United Way is providing additional funding to ensure children and families have access to quality learning programs as well as immediate emergency assistance, such as shelter and services for survivors of domestic violence.”
United Way awards will help two early childcare programs maintain services children of lower-wage earning families (YMCA of Greater Hartford and YWCA Hartford Region).
In addition, funding is being provided to the following five school systems and nonprofit agencies providing quality after-school programs:
- East Hartford Public Schools;
- Our Piece of the Pie (OPP), Hartford;
- Pathways Senderos, New Britain;
- The Village for Families & Children, Hartford; and,
- Windham Public Schools.
United Way also provided additional funding support to three agencies providing services for survivors of domestic violence (Hartford Interval House; Prudence Crandall Center, New Britain; The Network Against Domestic Violence); and to South Park Inn, a shelter in Hartford for homeless adults.
About United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut brings together people and resources committed to the well-being of children and families in our community, where opportunities are available for every child to succeed in school and for every family to achieve financial security. For more information, visit unitedwayinc.org.
Elyssa M. Millspaugh
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut